Pop Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Donald Sterling?

With the Clippers’ season but a memory, and Sterling’s ownership of the team at an end, perhaps a refresher course in outrage is in order

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1) In 1981, Donald Sterling bought the San Diego Clippers, which began as the Buffalo Braves, for:
a. $60 million
b. $13
c. $13.5 million
d. A stick of gum and some nail clippers, hence the name

2) Former Clipper GM Elgin Baylor unsuccessfully sued Sterling in 2009 for racial discrimination. Baylor has likened Sterling to:
a. A plantation owner
b. Jerry Buss
c. A plantation bus

3) Fined $2.5 million by the NBA for his remarks to gal pal V. Stiviano, Sterling has threatened to sue the organization. Fined $25 million by the NBA in 1984 for moving the team to L.A., how did he reduce the penalty to $6 million?
a. Offered U-Haul gift certificates and L.A. Times ads to NBA brass
b. Threatened to sue
c. Vowed not to be a more public figure

4) Sterling settled out of court after being sued by the federal government in 2006 for excluding which groups from renting in his various apartment buildings:
a. African Americans
b. Latinos
c. People with children
d. All of the above, and probably some others, too

5) Suing former mistress Alexandra Castro, Sterling repeatedly used the word suck in a 2003 deposition. He was referring to:
a. His management style
b. A limo ride with Castro
c. The way mosquitoes transmit West Nile virus
d. Why he chooses Dyson over Bissell every time

6) Donald Sterling is a:
a. Rastafarian
b. Racer
c. Racist

ANSWERS: 1) C 2) A 3) B 4) D 5) B 6) DUH

This article was originally published on 6/20/2014

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